Yesterday was full of sights which were lovely — the sunset especially so. But, this photo of flowers hanging outside a nursery, is my favorite. We were driving around in Williamstown looking for a motel — had made a wrong turn — and were just in front of these flowers long enough to turn arond. But, that was long enough for me to SEE and Photograph them.
When I showed the photo to Kit — for him to admire — he wondered how I had picked the flowers out of all the junk out in front. Junk? I hadn’t seen any junk.
But, now that I go back and look, I can sort of see what he means.
My seeing JUST the flowers is a lovely illustration of seeing what we want to see. I like to think of that as a positive skill! But, now that I think about it, I can see that sometimes it causes me to miss stuff I need to see.
Hmm. Edward De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats comes to mind. De Bono used the mental image of putting on Different Colored Hats to represent different ways of looking at something — such as a problem to be solved. I think, God, that much as I enjoy focusing on Beauty and The Positive — I need to remember that there often is “junk” in the foreground for me to both See and to Cleanup!